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Bard College Alumni/ae Association For over 150 years, Bard College (formerly St. Stephen's) has brought together extraordinary faculty and students from around the globe. Our alumni/ae are second to none.
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“The third photo is with my dear classmate Nikola Georgiv ‘07 who has been a wonderful friend through the years. On the ...
05/24/2020

“The third photo is with my dear classmate Nikola Georgiv ‘07 who has been a wonderful friend through the years. On the day of the graduation, I woke up at 6 a.m. and walked through the beautiful campus- one last time as a Bard student. I have continued to come back nearly every year since my own graduation celebrating new graduates and reuniting with so many wonderful friends and professors!” —Anna Neverova ‘07

#bardianandproud

We missed seeing you in person this week, Anna! ❤️

We were looking forward to welcoming Nikkya Hargrove ‘05 and her fellow classmates back this weekend for their 15th reun...
05/23/2020

We were looking forward to welcoming Nikkya Hargrove ‘05 and her fellow classmates back this weekend for their 15th reunion. Luckily for us, we will see Nikkya at tomorrow’s virtual Bard College Alumni/ae Association Board of Governors meeting. ❤️ #bardianandproud

President Leon Botstein and Chair of the Board of Trustees Jim Chambers '81 invite you to a Celebration of the Bard Coll...
05/23/2020

President Leon Botstein and Chair of the Board of Trustees Jim Chambers '81 invite you to a Celebration of the Bard College Class of 2020.

A livestream event featuring the artistic and musical talents of our graduating students, and remarks by President Botstein; Deirdre d'Albertis, Dean of the College; Erin Cannan, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Civic Engagement; Senator Chuck Schumer; and other special guests.

Saturday, May 23
2:30 PM EDT

To join: http://bard.edu/connect/seniors2020

Nathan Xu ‘17 heads up the The Bard College Chinese Alumni/ae Group, which welcomes all alumni/ae, students, and affilia...
05/23/2020

Nathan Xu ‘17 heads up the The Bard College Chinese Alumni/ae Group, which welcomes all alumni/ae, students, and affiliates of Bard College who have an interest in China and Chinese culture. The purpose of this group is to foster and promote professional, social, and cultural activities for its members and to encourage connection between members, Bard College, and Bard College affiliates in China. Email [email protected] to get involved. #bardianandproud

We are lucky to have many Bard alumni/ae who work with us.“Wailly Comprés Henríquez ‘18 (Academic Advisor, Office of Equ...
05/23/2020

We are lucky to have many Bard alumni/ae who work with us.

“Wailly Comprés Henríquez ‘18 (Academic Advisor, Office of Equity and Inclusion) and I were right next to each other alphabetically for our commencement! He translated my Senior Project IRB in undergrad and we now coordinate an annual Students of Color Abroad panel together.” —Lauren Cooke ‘18, Program Assistant, Bard Abroad

Some members of the class of 2015! Thinking of you - this weekend would have been your first official reunion year (we c...
05/23/2020

Some members of the class of 2015! Thinking of you - this weekend would have been your first official reunion year (we count by 5.) ❤️ #bardianandproud

Hello Class of 2011, we see you!Alex Tronstad, Molly Pearlstein, Madeleine Kennedy, Claire Phelan, Liza Young, Hannah Be...
05/23/2020

Hello Class of 2011, we see you!

Alex Tronstad, Molly Pearlstein, Madeleine Kennedy, Claire Phelan, Liza Young, Hannah Becker

Rachel Marks, Brinton Leinung, Hannah Becker, Leah Murphy, Sabrina Osmany

Molly Pearlstein, Hannah Becker, Rachel (Marks) Webster, Bridget (Dackow) Smith

Roland Schwartz, Hannah Becker

Liza Young, Claire Phelan

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@_eniledamadeline_ @executivesweet @delalunar @malextrons @leahlize_it @roland_os @sosmany

Some Class of 2013 love, and the same crew for their 5th Reunion in 2018. ❤️ #bardianandproud
05/22/2020

Some Class of 2013 love, and the same crew for their 5th Reunion in 2018. ❤️ #bardianandproud

Adam Sodowick ‘89 and Jane Brien ‘89. The first photo is the night before graduation and the second photo is at Commence...
05/22/2020

Adam Sodowick ‘89 and Jane Brien ‘89. The first photo is the night before graduation and the second photo is at Commencement. #bardianandproud

Happening now! Join us!
05/22/2020

Happening now! Join us!

Mindfulness & Meditation
with Cynthia Kane '02
Friday, May 22 at 3:30 p.m. EDT

Join the conversation with Cynthia Kane, Founder of the Kane Intentional Communication Institute, certified mindfulness and meditation instructor, author of the new book, How To Meditate Like a Buddhist and Bard alumna. Cynthia will discuss the importance of meditation and mindfulness. #meditatelikeabuddhist

This event will be hosted via Zoom teleconferencing software. To join, click:
https://tinyurl.com/meditationbard
Password: 815065

Bard Commencement, 1986. Thank you China Jorrin ‘86 for these awesome photos.
05/22/2020

Bard Commencement, 1986. Thank you China Jorrin ‘86 for these awesome photos.

Loving these photos from Coleen Murphy Alexander ‘00. ❤️ We are really missing our reunion members. Many of you would be...
05/22/2020

Loving these photos from Coleen Murphy Alexander ‘00. ❤️

We are really missing our reunion members. Many of you would be arriving in Annandale today to kick off the weekend together. #bardianandproud

Love a good reunion photo in the school bus (2013). It was cooooold, but it was fun. #bardianandproud
05/22/2020

Love a good reunion photo in the school bus (2013). It was cooooold, but it was fun. #bardianandproud

Seventeen years have passed... The Bard College Class of 2003. Eben Kaplan ‘03, Jordan Berkowitz ‘03 and Klara Takas ‘03...
05/22/2020

Seventeen years have passed...

The Bard College Class of 2003.

Eben Kaplan ‘03, Jordan Berkowitz ‘03 and Klara Takas ‘03.

Lisa Savin ‘03 and Cate Nelson ‘03. #bardianandproud

Mindfulness & Meditationwith Cynthia Kane '02Friday, May 22 at 3:30 p.m. EDT Join the conversation with Cynthia Kane, Fo...
05/21/2020

Mindfulness & Meditation
with Cynthia Kane '02
Friday, May 22 at 3:30 p.m. EDT

Join the conversation with Cynthia Kane, Founder of the Kane Intentional Communication Institute, certified mindfulness and meditation instructor, author of the new book, How To Meditate Like a Buddhist and Bard alumna. Cynthia will discuss the importance of meditation and mindfulness. #meditatelikeabuddhist

This event will be hosted via Zoom teleconferencing software. To join, click:
https://tinyurl.com/meditationbard
Password: 815065

This weekend would mark Bard's 160th Commencement, which is now slated for August 22, 2020. We are missing you as the su...
05/20/2020

This weekend would mark Bard's 160th Commencement, which is now slated for August 22, 2020. We are missing you as the sun shines bright in Annandale. We have a request for our reunion classes (0's and 5's): send us a photo of you at your commencement and please let us know your most vivid memory from the day you graduated? (E-mail [email protected].)

We would love to feature these images and memories on social media throughout the week.

Bard College class of 1948 academic procession outside of Stone Row, representing the first class to include women graduates. Courtesy of the Bard College Archives, Stevenson Library, Bard College.

Little Broad is a plant-based studio grown in Krumville, NY. We specialize in better-than-organic herbs, spices, and med...
05/20/2020

Little Broad is a plant-based studio grown in Krumville, NY. We specialize in better-than-organic herbs, spices, and medicines as well as botanically inspired home goods that bring the outdoors, indoors. Our focus is on the native and invasive species that grow here in NYS. We hope that by bringing awareness to our backyard medicine we can minimize the U.S. demand for unsustainably harvested herbs. —Ana Ratner ‘12 MFA ‘18
https://littlebroadstudio.square.site/
#bardianbusinesses #bardianandproud

Bard College Career Development Office, CDO
05/19/2020

Bard College Career Development Office, CDO

Join the conversation with Bard parent Ora Nadrich to learn about mindfulness and how to be present in the moment. Ora Nadrich is the founder and president of The Institute For Transformational Thinking.
Wednesday, May 20th at 12pm
Via ZOOM:
https://tinyurl.com/mindfulnessbard
Code: 026590

Dear alumni/ae, join Walter Russell Mead, American Academic and Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard Coll...
05/19/2020

Dear alumni/ae, join Walter Russell Mead, American Academic and Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College and Malia Du Mont '95, Bard College's Chief of Staff, for a discussion about short and long term foreign policy implications of COVID-19.

Professor Mead and Malia Du Mont are looking forward to taking your questions on this subject!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
7:00 - 8:00pm EDT

Zoom link to join webinar: https://bard.zoom.us/j/94599308263?pwd=eG1mbVpmWk1xQTR0ZWFjOUtBcjU5QT09&status=success

Last Thursday we hosted 10 Virtual Cities Parties in four time zones, from London to LA. Thank you to everyone who was a...
05/19/2020

Last Thursday we hosted 10 Virtual Cities Parties in four time zones, from London to LA. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us and thanks to our fabulous hosts. As much as we all want to be together in person, the virtual world does make things more accessible (an LA attendee said "This is much better for us - no traffic!").

Pictured here is a screenshot from the LA party - which ran for three hours! So fun. #bardianandproud

Thank you Jinmo Yang ‘03 for ‘stopping by’ the virtual Zoom party for seniors majoring in film and electronic arts last ...
05/19/2020

Thank you Jinmo Yang ‘03 for ‘stopping by’ the virtual Zoom party for seniors majoring in film and electronic arts last week. It was an awesome surprise for them! We are all big fans of the Oscar-winning film Parasite, which Jinmo edited. ❤️ #bardiansinfilm

Screenshot taken by Anaka Wetch ‘20.

#bardianandproud

Today’s parade celebrating the Bard College Class of 2020. 📸: Pete Mauney ‘93 MFA ‘00#bardianandproud #bard20 #bardcolle...
05/16/2020

Today’s parade celebrating the Bard College Class of 2020. 📸: Pete Mauney ‘93 MFA ‘00

#bardianandproud #bard20 #bardcollege

What a picture perfect day to celebrate the Bard College Class of 2020. There were cars, fire trucks, and even a school ...
05/16/2020

What a picture perfect day to celebrate the Bard College Class of 2020. There were cars, fire trucks, and even a school bus 🚌 which traveled campus, Tivoli, and Red Hook. Lots of good cheer all around. #bard20 #bardianandproud #bardcollege

Tag @bardalumni on your Instagram story so we can reshare!

Congratulations Jacqueline Velez '20 of Bard Microcollege Holyoke for this excellent essay published in O, The Oprah Mag...
05/15/2020
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Congratulations Jacqueline Velez '20 of Bard Microcollege Holyoke for this excellent essay published in O, The Oprah Magazine. #BardianAndProud Bard Prison Initiative

Congratulations to Jacqueline Velez, soon-to-be graduate of Bard Microcollege Holyoke, for her published essay!!!!!

You do not need to be physically located near Annandale to help the Mid-Hudson region raise the army of contact tracers ...
05/13/2020

You do not need to be physically located near Annandale to help the Mid-Hudson region raise the army of contact tracers that is required before we can reopen. All you need is wifi and a phone. Please check the link for more details. Thank you for your support!

🗣Contact Tracing Opportunities and Volunteering 🔬⠀⠀
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To get involved 📲 bard.edu/connect/how-to-help/ ⠀⠀
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Contact tracing is the process of identifying and calling people who may have come into contact with people infected with Covid-19 and the collection of information that will help prevent the spread of disease. ⠀⠀
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Governor Cuomo has stated that he is ‘raising an army’ of contact tracers in New York State (NYS). This is an extraordinarily important project enabling the collection and analysis of critical data as our communities find ways to manage the disease.⠀⠀
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Identifying people willing to either apply for or volunteer for contact tracing positions is one of the most critical steps toward reaching NYS requirements for regional openings.⠀⠀
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📸 Campus Work Scene, 1948. Gloria Milgrim ‘48 stands beside a work truck parked next to Stone Row ⠀

Credit: Bard College Digital Archives

#bardianbusinessesTo cope with quarantining, Heske van Doornen ‘15 began needle felting animal sculptures - so adorable!...
05/13/2020

#bardianbusinesses

To cope with quarantining, Heske van Doornen ‘15 began needle felting animal sculptures - so adorable! Take a peek at @feltedbyheske on Instagram; we checked and she can do one of your pet as well. #bardianandproud

Please join fellow Bardians and members of the Class of 2020 for a virtual Cities Party. You can go anywhere virtually. ...
05/12/2020

Please join fellow Bardians and members of the Class of 2020 for a virtual Cities Party. You can go anywhere virtually.

The Class of 2020 has stepped up, they have completed their senior projects, and now they want to meet the Bard network. Let’s welcome them, they are the plus...

Cities Parties Plus
May 14th, 2020
5:00pm-6:30pm (local time)
Invitation links will be sent on Thursday morning.

Register here: annandaleonline.org/virtualcitiesparties

Wear your Bard SWAG. We will have Bard trivia and a Bardini or kamikaze recipe (depending on your era). #bardianandproud

Bard Center for Civic Engagement presentsTuesday, May 12, 2020WOMEN'S RIGHTS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMICOnline9:00 am –...
05/12/2020

Bard Center for Civic Engagement presents

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
WOMEN'S RIGHTS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Online
9:00 am – 10:00 am EDT/GMT-4
Presented by Bard College, Bard College Berlin and American University of Central Asia
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic a dramatic increase has been reported in violence against women and domestic violence. The policy of isolation and confinement has magnified and aggravated already existing inequalities and disproportionally affected women of color, indigenous women, and trans women. The closing of borders has fractured global care chains and limited women’s access to crucial medical services. As schools and daycare centers remain closed across the globe, women everywhere are facing an additional burden of care work. All these developments are bound to have long-lasting effects on women's rights, economic independence, and participation in decision making and therefore need to be urgently addressed.

Speakers from the USA, Germany, and Kyrgyzstan will discuss what is being done on a local level to address the issues women are facing during the current pandemic.

To join via Zoom:
https://zoom.us/j/91158452514?pwd=aEY2N0N3YmtHK1VVVXBhb1ZHcTc3Zz09

Married Bardians, photographer Josephine Sacabo '67 and writer Dalt Wonk '65, co-founded the independent art house press...
05/10/2020

Married Bardians, photographer Josephine Sacabo '67 and writer Dalt Wonk '65, co-founded the independent art house press LUNA Press. Josephine's latest books of photography collages and photogravures are available for purchase and shipment, or get free delivery if you are in New Orleans.

Luna Press is up and running, and offering FREE local deliveries in the Greater New Orleans area! We are taking all the necessary precautions to make sure our books arrive to you safely. Visit https://lunapress.com/ to place an order! #nolaopen

Conversations with Alumni/ae working in the Sciences hosted by the Bard College Career Development Office, CDOFriday, Ma...
05/07/2020

Conversations with Alumni/ae working in the Sciences hosted by the Bard College Career Development Office, CDO
Friday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/alumni-aetalk

Panelists:
Alexandra Bettina ‘10, Scientific Writer at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Haley Goss Holmes ‘17, Research Fellow at National Institute of Health (NIH)
Sean Murphy ‘18, Research Coordinator at The Feinstein Institute
Jessica Phillpott ‘12, Process Sciences Associate III at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Sabrina Shahid ’16, Analytical Chemist II at Englewood Lab

Remember our post a few weeks ago where we showed Bard's campus as a fantasy country? Arseny Khakhalin, assistant profes...
05/07/2020

Remember our post a few weeks ago where we showed Bard's campus as a fantasy country? Arseny Khakhalin, assistant professor of biology at Bard, has finished his Bard College fantasy map! It has been filled with monsters, for parts where there were no "natural" landmarks. He also added an "underground railroad", running where a real railroad used to run, through a village nearby. #bardcollege #sawkill #hudsonvalley @bardcollege

Good morning.
05/06/2020

Good morning.

Bard is commU-N-I-T-Y. #GivingTuesdayNow is about unity. Bardians are all in this together. #bardiansdeliver #bardiansst...
05/05/2020

Bard is commU-N-I-T-Y. #GivingTuesdayNow is about unity. Bardians are all in this together. #bardiansdeliver #bardiansstepup #bardiansgive #bardianandproud #bardiansdonatepopcorn (Photo credit: Pete Mauney '93 MFA '00, Karianne Canfield '21, Shea Roccaforte)

Evan Nicole Brown '16 writes for Fast Company about the Race to 3D-Print 4 Million COVID-19 Test Swabs a Week. http://ow...
05/02/2020

Evan Nicole Brown '16 writes for Fast Company about the Race to 3D-Print 4 Million COVID-19 Test Swabs a Week. http://ow.ly/sz6S50zsPYJ

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Wonderful virtual DC Party this evening. It was the first ever, but it won’t be the last. We even welcomed several out-of-towners!
What is the status of the 2020 Commencement?
We had a Laugh on Monday with an Impromptu Bard in the Nineties Gathering Online. Buoyed by this Success and Fun! Its been deemed an ESSENTIAL Service. So... I’m going to moderate another meeting on Monday. We are figuring things out as we go along and making some stuff up, but, we’re going to structure the session along these lines: * Introduce yourself what year you went to Bard(or what your connection to Bard is?), and where your physical location is? * Tell us a joke or an interesting anecdote from your time at Bard or not. * Let us know how are you coping with the Co-Vid 19 Pandemic? Lockdowns? Isolation? --- Any important info that needs to get addressed immediately, will be… ie I think I may have it? ---- * What methods are you using to manage your time without work and increased social contact? Ie… Whats replacing hugs in your life? * What do you think of Zoom as piece of software and a forum for this type of discussion? Please Share and Disseminate Far and Wide!! You can down load the Software at Zoom.Us The 1stmeeting is Bard Europe on Monday March 30th 3PM GMT London … 4PM CET Berlin … 6PM GMT+3 Moscow Enter ZOOM Meeting ID : 834-089-053 The 2ndmeeting is Bard US on Monday March 30th 6PM PST Portland … 8PM CST St.Louis … 9PM New York Enter ZOOM Meeting ID : 476-736-540 I think anyone who wants to, should be able to make a meeting during world wide waking hours. We’ll keep the conversations in English, but not necessarily limited to it. I am going to extend an invite to All Bard Alumni via their respective pages. Shout out to Alex Greenshields for inspiring me to do this and Tereza for lighting the fuse. If we look out for each other, we’ll get through this. Aloha Joshua
just received a photo of your competitive pool....I lived at Bard as a faculty child..and after Bard inherited Blithewood...lifeguarded at the pool by the water falls...and also at the Ward Manor pool ...for American Red Cross Swim Programs..."Learn-to- Swim"....was thrilled to see your new and brilliant pool...we used to use the Gym during Field Periods to play hide and seek, Dad put a tennis net up for us .....we bowled...and Dad in winter made us a ski tow on the front lawn and we went down..over a tennis court, past the Infirmary and had a stationed friend on the road by the snow pile for safety...and used tobaggins (spelling) from the President's Office down the hill and ended by the Chapel...Great days and super growing up from 1945 until Bennington '55-56 and then business school for a year and teaching English to Hungarian Refugees the days after they arrived in planes straight from escaping....Lazlo Bito was one..and a friend for years into the 60's...moved to St. Thomas after Dance and Drama and doing Carl Davis' show...and turning down "the Boyfriend " at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York..to get married....moved to the British Virgin Islands....taught swimming (still do)..entertained, fundraised, and was awarded an MBE from the Queen for "charitable Fundraising in 2014-2015 New Years Honours...not bad and remember everything about the wonderful times at Bard...in my heart and soul...Bob Bassler is still a friend and Harvey Fite used to stay in my room on Faculty Circle when I was at Bennington...and from our showcase of Carl's show...I reunited with Jerry Robbins and Leonard Bernstein in St. T after all of the years...would love to connect with Lazlo as it was with Dobli Scrinavasin (who married my room mate in South Hall...and we all stayed in contact...saw Lazlo last in St. T after giving a lecture in Puerto Rico and he visited Dad and Mom and Me....love to you all and keep Bard the best it is and always has been...350 students when we got there in Sept. 1945
Cool! Lola Kirke '12 as Irina.
Alumni should be very concerned about this threat to free speech. Send mail to [email protected] urging that the investigation be dropped.
Dear fellow Bardians, Below please find my recent letter to the Bard faculty that was prompted by the move by Leon Botstein to make Bard part of the Open Society Foundations network. OSF is not your ordinary charity. It is the creation of George Soros who is a political activist with a global political agenda. Making Bard part of this political organization will, in my opinion, undoubtedly affect the educational mission and role of this institution. I think it will put an end to Bard's independence. This decision rests entirely with Botstein. The faculty have had no role in making this decision which may very well spell the end of Bard as you know it. I urge to write to Botstein and to the members of the Bard Board of Trustees and ask them to reconsider this dangerous decision. ============== Dear colleagues, I received yesterday two versions of the minutes of the faculty meeting held on at the end of last semester. Both versions contain an important announcement that Bard is entering into close collaboration with the Open Society Foundations to create what is described as the Open Society University Network. There is no need to emphasize that this major development is unprecedented for the history of American education, not just for this college. George Soros is first and foremost a political activist with a global agenda. He created OSF for this purpose and the primary purpose of this organization is political, not educational. It heavily invests money into elections of candidates that fit the organizations political agenda. OSF funnels millions of dollars to elect judges, governors, and legislators in this country. It is definitely not your ordinary charity. Many people consider its activities controversial. What will happen to an educational institution that becomes part of such organization? Will Bard be able to preserve its independence vis-à-vis OSF? What will a close linkage with an organization such as OSF with its clear political agenda do to this college? Indeed, the connection to OSF will alleviate, at least for the immediate future, some financial difficulties that Bard experiences but at what price? These are very legitimate questions. I would assume that the faculty and the entire college should discuss them fully and thoroughly. Have such discussions taken place? This matter is too important to be treated opportunistically.
Hi fellow Bardians! I'm ('11) asking for your help for a recent Al-Quds Bard graduate. Omar Hmidat (ABQ '19) has been accepted to Goldsmiths, University of London, for a masters in architecture. His scholarship covers tuition but not his travel costs from his home, Daheisha Refugee Camp in Bethlehem. Omar is a true Bardian-- insightful, inquisitive, and creative. He wants to study architecture in order to improve the lives of his community in the refugee camp. I've had the pleasure of getting to know him and his family through my work at AQB and Columbia Journalism School, and I have great hopes for his capacity to enact meaningful change. Omar, his family and I would be very grateful if you would consider donating and/or getting the word out. Thank you so much!